Flash Storage - Worth Its Weight In… Aluminum?

Flash Storage – Worth Its Weight In… Aluminum?

I want to talk about flash storage. That amazing high speed medium that delivers high performance at a costly price. You are probably familiar with the old saying “Worth its weight in gold!” Well, flash is not worth its weight…

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Three things to evaluate at your next enterprise job

Three things to evaluate at your next enterprise job

When I started my career as an IT systems administrator, it had its perks. I enjoyed architecting and deploying new solutions, as well as working internationally. But it wasn’t enough of a challenge, and I wanted to take my career…

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Five recent results in high-performance data paths.

Five recent results in high-performance data paths.

First, a little context: Co-op at Coho At this time of year, Coho’s engineering team interviews applicants for co-op (4 month) and intern (12 month) student placements on the team. We take these student placements really seriously: it’s an opportunity…

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Is Your Storage Ready for Change?

Is Your Storage System Ready for Change?

The first two articles in this series focused on embracing change and how to measure for change. Being willing to change and knowing how to assess the impact of a change are critical skills for any IT professional. This article…

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Measuring for Change

Measuring for Change(with Storage)

How do we prepare for change in our IT infrastructure? In my previous article I discussed how IT professionals must constantly be prepared to change what works for what will work better. There is no avoiding progress. You can only…

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The keys to Building a Support Organization (with 97.5% Customer Satisfaction Rating).

The keys to Building a Support Organization (with 97.5% Customer Satisfaction Rating).

Let’s face it, calling Technical Support isn’t something you look forward to dealing with regardless of whether you are in the consumer or enterprise storage business. Voicemail jail, endless wait times while listening to elevator music, being forwarded like a…

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Start Ups vs Big Company: Top 5 things Product Managers should know

Start Ups vs Big Company: Top 5 things Product Managers should know

It has been a few months since the move from a large company with a very established set of products to a very different product world (Scale-out Storage startup with 1 product and just delivered 1.0 version) and I have…

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Why I Joined a Scale Out Storage Company

Why I Joined a Scale Out Storage Company

One finds themselves at a point in their career when they have a desire to do more. I don’t necessarily mean something different (although that plays into it). I know this sounds somewhat simple or cliché, so it of course…

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Assembly Line (Big Company) vs Organized Chaos (Startup)

Assembly Line (Big Company) vs Organized Chaos (Startup)

When you have a great job, making a decision to leave feels uncomfortable and it is hard decision to make. I spent over 12 years in Product Management at Veritas (now Symantec), working on both core (very large and stable)…

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